To survive, plants must use their leaves to soak up the sun and their roots to tickle the soil until it forfeits its groundwater. See the struggle for yourself with this Groupon.
$9 for Garden Flashlight Tour (Up to $18 Value)
During two-hour Garden Flashlight Tours, patrons patrol the desert landscape with their own flashlights. Under the soft glow of twilight, guests enliven the senses with the sights, sounds, smells, and supersmells of the desert night. Tours take place every Thursday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. from May 26 through September 1; children's tickets are normally $8 each, and student tickets are normally $10 each.
Desert Botanical Garden
A kaleidoscope of multichromatic blossoms and emerald leaves bursts from the soil, blanketing 65 acres of desert landscape at Desert Botanical Garden. Diverse walkways flanked by more than 1,200 types of cacti, succulents, and wildflowers educate visitors on the importance of protecting the environment and not hugging every plant they see. In addition to the garden's more stationary organisms, some of which go home with local green thumbs during biannual plant sales, numerous avian and insect species make their homes amid the thriving greenery.
1201 N Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, Arizona 85008